What is multicloud?
Let’s understand the concept of multicloud.
Multicloud is a strategy that simultaneously uses the infrastructure and services of multiple cloud service providers to build and manage IT infrastructure, applications, and services.
In short, it means integrating and using the services of multiple cloud service providers simultaneously. The multicloud strategy is used for many reasons, such as cost, performance, and reliability. For example, multicloud solutions are used when a company carries out a strategy of using computing and storage services from company A, utilizing machine learning and data analysis from company B, and applying company C’s technological prowess to development and test environment. In this way, the multicloud strategy allows companies to build an optimized solution to meet their business requirements by combining the services and technologies of multiple cloud providers.
What are the advantages of multicloud?
Using services from various cloud providers, businesses can choose the optimal solutions in terms of price and performance. This helps companies use resources more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Deploying a multicloud strategy helps increase reliability since a failure in one cloud will not necessarily affect services in other clouds. This guarantees risk diversification and high availability and shortens recovery time for failures.
With a variety of cloud services, you're not tied to a single cloud provider and you can choose the best solutions to meet your business needs while scaling resources up or down. This allows companies to respond to cloud service providers' failures or policy changes, quickly react to market changes, and maintain competitiveness.
Lower dependency on a certain vendor
Utilizing a multicloud strategy helps you lower dependency on a single cloud provider and diversify risks. This lets the company smoothly switch among service providers and negotiate for better service conditions.
Each cloud provider has specialties and capabilities within specific fields. With multicloud solutions, companies can choose from different cloud vendors to take advantage of specific features and capabilities. This allows companies to build the most suitable solution for their needs. In addition, companies can comply with data sovereignty laws of each country by choosing proper cloud services based on the location of their data.
What should we consider when introducing multicloud?
Complex management and integration that require a lot of time and effort
Using multiple cloud providers makes it difficult to manage and integrate systems, and it also requires a lot of time and effort to reinforce security. In addition, you need to familiarize yourself with each management tool and interface and consider interoperability among various platforms, since each cloud platform has different properties and technologies.
Higher management costs
The internal expert should have knowledge of various cloud platforms, and you might need manpower with expertise and techniques, resources, and tools to manage and run a multicloud strategy effectively. This may require companies to consider investing in additional training and manpower, which can increase costs and impact the overall cost-efficiency of the company.
Using multiple cloud services means more tasks for the security of data and applications. You need to check the security protocols and compliances of each provider and manage data protection in different cloud environments.
Data integration and compatibility
Sometimes, it is less compatible or more difficult to integrate when migrating data between different cloud providers. Time, costs, application portability, or interoperability among services should be considered for data migration.
Samsung SDS provides optimal services based on multicloud to its customers through strategic partnerships with global Cloud Service Providers (CSP) on the basis of accumulated capabilities and experiences.